An Examination of Frame of Reference and Self-Control in Alcohol and Drug Addicts

dc.contributor.advisorStafford, Mark C.
dc.contributor.authorScott, Sarah
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPollock, Joycelyn M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChamlin, Mitchell B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFriedman, Stan
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-06T15:41:58Z
dc.date.available2013-09-06T15:41:58Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.description.abstractAlthough the criminal justice system is often responsible for diagnosing and treating substance-use disorders, we have a poor understanding of the complicated processes underlying these issues. The present study was conducted in an attempt to determine what (1) local preferences (2) global preferences and (3) self-control can contribute to explanations of substance use-disorders. Sixty-four participants completed a questionnaire about their drug and alcohol histories, their short and long-term preferences for using these substances, and their levels of self-control. The results indicate that individuals with substance-use disorders generally prefer to use drugs or alcohol at discrete points in time but prefer abstinence over longer periods of time. Self-control also appears to be related to greater levels of substance involvement.
dc.description.departmentCriminal Justice and Criminology
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent148 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationScott, S. (2013). <i>An examination of frame of reference and self-control in alcohol and drug addicts</i> (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/4712
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAddiction
dc.subjectSubstance Abuse
dc.subjectSelf-Control
dc.subjectDrugs
dc.subjectAlcohol
dc.subjectDistributed Choice
dc.subjectDecision Making
dc.subjectRelative Addiction Theory
dc.subject.lcshSelf-controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshSubstance abuse--Treatmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshAddictsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCompulsive behavior--Social aspectsen_US
dc.titleAn Examination of Frame of Reference and Self-Control in Alcohol and Drug Addicts
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentCriminal Justice
thesis.degree.disciplineCriminal Justice
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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